Kids Seasonal Events - Apple Valley, Minnesota

Below you will find a list of seasonal events in Apple Valley, as well as a few "big" events that we thought you wouldn't want to miss, in and around the Twin Cities. Please contact us if you and your organization or business would like to add to our event list below.

Spring/Summer

Farm Babies at the Minnesota Zoo- Apple Valley
Enjoy the sights and sounds of spring at the Wells Fargo Family Farm, where you'll find baby chicks, piglets, lambs, bunnies and more!
www.mnzoo.org/farm-babies/
Freedom Days- Apple Valley
Freedom Days is an annual community event surrounding July 4th. A variety of family friendly activities are scheduled throughout the week.  Find out more by clicking here! www.avfreedomdays.com
Hennepin County Fair- Corcoran, Minnesota
Exhibits, rides, vendors, and entertainment at the Corcoran Lion's Park in mid-June.
www.hennepincountyfair.com
Just Between Friends Eagan & Apple Valley- Spring Sale
At Just Between Friends we know that your kids continue to grow, but your wallet doesn't. At our twice yearly events, parents will find new and gently used items at huge retail savings!
www.eagan.jbfsale.com
Scott County Fair- Jordan, Minnesota
Five full days of fair fun in Jordan, Minnesota at the Scott County Fair in July.
www.scottcountyfair.com
Minnesota Twins at Target Field- Minneapolis, Minnesota
Enjoy Twins baseball at Target Field in Minneapolis April-September.
www.minnesotatwins.com
Minnesota Renaissance Festival- Shakopee, Minnesota
Come and see this long-standing tradition, open weekends mid-August- late September.
www.renaissancefest.com
Minnesota State Fair- St. Paul, Minnesota
New attractions and new foods to try at the Minnesota State Fair, late August- labor day.
www.mnstatefair.org
Taste of Minnesota- St. Paul, Minnesota
The Twin Cities' premier 4th of July event with food, entertainment and fireworks.
www.atasteofmn.com

Fall

Blackout Glow Crazy @ MOA Nickelodeon Universe
DJ, Costume Party, Black Lighting, t-shirt making & more!
www.mallofamerica.com/events/view/883
Howl-O-Ween @ Mall of America
Come in Costume & scour the mall for sweet treats from participating retailers!
www.mallofamerica.com/events/view/905
Just Between Friends Eagan & Apple Valley- Fall Sale
At Just Between Friends we know that your kids continue to grow, but your wallet doesn't. At our twice yearly events, parents will find new and gently used items at huge retail savings!
www.eagan.jbfsale.com
Planet Spooky @ Valleyfair
Not-so-scary halloween daytime fun for the whole family at Valleyfair in Shakopee.  www.valleyfair.com/daytime/things-to-do/planet-spooky-activities
Pumpkin Patches & More.Org
A great website resource for moms looking for outdoor fall fun in the south metro.  www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org
Three Rivers Park District - Fall / Halloween Events
Halloween & Fall Events for kids.  There are events held at these three area parks: Cleary Lake Regional Park, Hyland Lake Park, and The Landing. Click here to find a schedule.
http://www.threeriversparks.org/events/Groups/halloween-happenings

Winter

Christmas Tree Farms- South Metro area
A listing by county, of Christmas tree farms, lots, sleigh rides, and more. www.pickyourownchristmastree.org/MNxmassmnpl.php
Folkways of the Holidays - Murphy's Landing in Shakopee
Discover the holiday traditions of 19th century Minnesotans. www.threeriversparks.org/events/Other/42nd-annual-folkways-of-the-holidays
Holiday Lights in the Park - Lake Phalen, St. Paul
Holiday Lights in the Park will run nightly. Visitors will experience more than 60 larger-than-life holiday light sculptures and animated displays from their vehicles.
www.saintpaulpolicefoundation.com/holiday-lights
Holidazzle - Downtown Minneapolis
A 3-block stretch of Nicollet Mall will be transformed into a "winter wonderland".
www.holidazzle.com
 
Macy's Santaland & Breakfast & Dinner with Santa - Macy's Downtown
Take in the magical, animated display of "A Day in the Life of an Elf," or plan a breakfast or dinner with Santa. Click here for dates, times, and ticket prices. www..macys.com/santalandmn
Mid-Winter Fest - Apple Valley
Mid-Winter Fest, began in 1978 to foster a sense of community with Apple Valley residents and give a mid-winter boost with bringing awareness to winter recreational activities. www.ci.apple-valley.mn.us/mid-winterfest
Santa Saturdays at the Minnesota Zoo - Apple Valley
Visit Santa at the Minnesota Zoo! Click here for dates & times.
www.mnzoo.org/events/santa-saturdays
St. Paul Winter Carnival- St. Paul
Lots of fun family events going on during St. Paul's Winter Carnival- skating, a winter run, concerts and more! 
www.wintercarnival.com
The Depot - Indoor Ice Rink - Downtown Minneapolis
The Depot Rink is a historic train shed that now houses an indoor rink with great views of the city.  It's fun, romantic & warm in the winter! 
www.thedepotminneapolis.com/ice-rink
Twinkle Parade - Stillwater
The children's twinkle parade in downtown Stillwater, followed by Santa's arrival by firetruck and fireworks! Click for details, and an entire month of holiday events. 
www.discoverstillwater.com/event/dec/
TwinsFest - Target Field, Minneapolis
A longstanding baseball tradition in Minnesota, TwinsFest at Target Field provides fans with exclusive and intimate experiences throughout the weekend.
www.minnesota.twins/twinsfest

For more Seasonal Events, please click on the other South Metro Cities to see what events are happening in and around their city.

 

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